Converse Bursary: #CreateNext to end Student Debt 2022 – 2023
ABOUT THE COMPANY – CONVERSE
Converse (previously Converse Rubber Shoe Company) was founded in 1908, as specialists in the boot and winter rubber-soled shoe market, a few years later they expanded into the athletic footwear sector. Today, Converse is an American shoe company that designs, distributes, and licenses a range of footwear, sneakers, skating shoes, accessories and apparel. The company’s products include Cons, Converse, Chuck Taylor All-Star, One Star, Jack Purcell and Star Chevron trademarks. Since 2003, Converse has been a subsidiary of Nike, Inc.
ABOUT THE CONVERSE BURSARY AWARD
Converse is inviting students with outstanding student debt, to apply for their #CreateNext campaign. Converse will be giving away R2.5 million in funding, to help students crush their student debt.
Students can apply for funding by telling Converse how their debt is holding them back – candidates may also nominate someone who needs to have their student debt paid off.
Converse previously invited students to apply for their #KickTheDebt Student Award (which closed in March 2021), where they gave away R2 million to cover outstanding student debt.
MORE ABOUT THE CONVERSE BURSARY AWARD
Converse, influencers, and a panel of independent judges will review all applications and thereafter select the final beneficiaries and amount they will receive.
Successful candidates will be contacted by no later than 28 February 2022 (via the phone number or email address provided). Students who do not respond within 3 working days from being contacted, will unfortunately forfeit the prize. Candidates who do not receive any feedback have unfortunately not been selected.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONVERSE STUDENT DEBT BURSARY AWARD
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must reside within South Africa
- You must be between 13 and 28 years old (candidates under 18 years old will require parental or guardian consent)
- You must be currently enrolled and studying at an accredited secondary or tertiary educational institute in South Africa
- You must be in financial need
- You must have outstanding tuition fees, including interest (student debt)
- You must have a strong academic record with a minimum overall average of 60%
- You must NOT be associated or affiliated with Skye, their sponsors or organisers of or a supplier of goods or services to the campaign
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CONVERSE STUDENT DEBT BURSARY AWARD
Applications must be submitted online at: Converse Bursary Application
Or send a WhatsApp message to 074 612 9558, by sending your name and #CreateNext in the message.
Applicants will be required to provide a strong motivational letter to support their application, they may also submit a video to support their application (maximum 2 minutes, maximum 100MB)
Candidates must read and agree to the Converse Create Next Campaign T&C’s before applying.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Full academic record
- Statement or invoice detailing outstanding tuition fees
- Student number
- Proof of enrollment
- Parental consent (if under 18 years old)
- Proof of financial need
- Any other information required
CLOSING DATE FOR THE CONVERSE STUDENT DEBT BURSARY AWARD
31 January 2022 (at 23:59).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this campaign programme, please contact the Skye customer service center directly:
Tel: 087 940 4664